Tuesday, 29 April 2008

"Stop being a crusader"

A British citizen who converted to Christianity from Islam and then complained to police when locals threatened to burn his house down was told by officers to “stop being a crusader”, according to a new report.

Nissar Hussein, 43, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, who was born and raised in Britain, converted from Islam to Christianity with his wife, Qubra, in 1996. The report says that he was subjected to a number of attacks and, after being told that his house would be burnt down if he did not repent and return to Islam, reported the threat to the police. It says he was told that such threats were rarely carried out and the police officer told him to “stop being a crusader and move to another place”. A few days later the unoccupied house next door was set on fire.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a British human rights organisation whose president is the former Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken, is calling on the UN and the international community to take action against nations and communities that punish apostasy.

Its report, No Place to Call Home, claims that apostates from Islam are subject to “gross and wideranging human rights abuses”. It adds that in countries such as Britain, with large Muslim populations in a Westernised culture, the demand to maintain a Muslim identity is intense. “When identities are precarious, their enforcement will take an aggressive form.”

As, indeed, it does in many overwhelmingly Muslim nations, where such identities are presumably not quite so "precarious"!

If the allegations in this report are accurate - and there is no reason to suppose that they are not - then the conduct of the police really was disgusting. Not only did they fail to take action against the people making the threats of violence (a response which, given their track record, is hardly surprising), but they treated the victim as if he himself were at fault. Moreover, in condemning Mr Hussein for having the temerity to live as a Christian in a neighbourhood full of Muslims, and expect not to have his house firebombed (!), the police used terminology straight out of the Islamist lexicon, condemning him for "being a crusader". Still, given that the police tried to have the makers of the documentary "Undercover Mosque" prosecuted for accurately reporting extremist comments by Muslim preachers, we shouldn't be too shocked by their response to Mr Hussein's complaint. Although I do wonder what it is about Muslims that leads the police to treat them in so favourable a manner!

More generally, the treatment meted out to Mr Hussein, and other Islamic apostates, by their erstwhile coreligionists serves to demonstrate the complete incompatibility of Western and Islamic culture. It is quite some time since I last heard of anyone being threatened with death for converting away from Christianity, and I don't recall ever meeting anyone who favoured executing apostate Christians. By contrast, 36% of young Muslims in Britain believe that converting away from Islam is an act meriting the death penalty. As I have noted before, the threats and attacks that Nissar Hussein endured were far from unique.


Homophobic Horse said...

This has got to be one of the most damning indictments of Britain today. This is Islamification.

Anonymous said...

This is all too typical now.

Alex said...

Yes, the behaviour of the police in this case is disgusting - but is it surprising? The chief constables and probably everyone above the rank of inspector in the police "service" are responsible for enforcing the "sensitivity" policy which determines the official attitude to the criminality of ethnic minorities. Politically correct beliefs and opinions are an essential qualification for promotion to senior jobs in the police.

That's why Muslims are treated in so favourable a manner - it's a directive that comes from the top.

Anonymous said...

A short while back I added a comment on this site to the effect that what we are now seeing, in the relationship between state and public, is more redolent of an insidious deliberate campaign than a comedy of errors. Stupidity, incompetence, both exist. But their results have a natural randomness which follows no trend.

Now we see the police applying the rule of law selectively, and some sectors of the community are being consistently disadvantaged. This is, of course toxic to the erstwhile bond of trust between police and public. On the one hand, there is a palpable correlation between punitive police action, and innocent, law abiding activity. On the other hand, police forces are seen to be turning a blind eye to serious and violent crimes arising from those sectors of society with the greatest antagonism to the rule of law.
I hold no grudge against individual officers, they are bound by their own procedures. But surely they must see that no-one ever achieved success by spitting on his own support base. Even Gordon Broon is belatedly learning that....


Homophobic Horse said...

A line has been crossed now. The establishment is showing itself to be actively anti-civilization.

A quote from Peter Hitchen's prescient book "The Abolition of Liberty":

"There is usually a short interval between the crisis and the catastrophe. There is a long, slowly fading afterglow in the sky for some time after the sun has gone down, during which the light survives though its source has gone."

The dusk has passed, and we're now in the twilight. A crescent moon hangs heavily in the eastern sky and Neptune is pregnant with bloody devils. Foul, unnatural things--multiculturalists.

"Unnatural deeds
Do breed unnatural troubles" -- Macbeth


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